Monthly Archives: August 2011

Middle School Science Team Wins MIT Robotics Competition

August 25, 2011
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Middle School Science Team Wins MIT Robotics Competition

The Winthrop Middle School zero robotics team, under the direction of seventh grade science teacher Chris Farnsworth and eighth grade science teacher Erica Murdoch, took home first place honors in the MIT Zero Robotics Competition. Winning top honors in a major tournament at the nation’s foremost university for science is prestigious enough, but having...

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5K Race will Honor Former WHS Drama Teacher Neil Shapiro

August 25, 2011
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5K Race will Honor Former WHS Drama Teacher Neil Shapiro

The family and friends of the late Neil Shapiro will honor the former Winthrop High School drama teacher by holding the first annual Neil Shapiro 5K Walk/Run on September 18 at 11 a.m. at Deer Island. Shapiro’s widow, Lorraine Lombardo-Shapiro, and stepchildren Andrena Lombardo Silva and Michael Lombardo are leading the committee’s planning efforts....

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Music Matters: WHS Sophomore Kelly Russo Wants Music Classes Added to High School Curriculum

August 25, 2011
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Music Matters: WHS Sophomore Kelly Russo Wants Music Classes Added to High School Curriculum

Kelly Russo will stand up for students in the Winthrop school system tonight (Thursday) when she asks the School Committee to consider adding music classes to the high school curriculum. Russo is set to make a presentation before the School Committee meeting. There are currently no music classes offered at the high school. “Any...

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Triple Play? House and Senate Report Out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers his Conditional Approval

August 25, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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Music to Our Ears: Student Wants Music Classes in the High School Curriculum

August 25, 2011
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The Displaying Initiative Award of the week belongs to Winthrop High School sophomore Kelly Russo, who will appear before the School Committee tonight to make a presentation asking that a music class be added to the academic offerings at the high school. Music took it on the chin during the budget cutbacks and the...

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It’s in the Genes: Bo Diaz Follows in Grandfather’s Footsteps

August 25, 2011
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Robert “Bo” Diaz of the Winthrop High football team was this year’s winner of the Ironman Competition that measures the players’ strength, endurance, conditioning, and athleticism. Diaz is the grandson of the late John McGee, who was captain of the 1947 WHS football team. It was 64 years ago that Mr. McGee suited up...

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An Intriguing Idea: Maggio Wants Size of Town Council Reduced to Seven

August 25, 2011
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Town Councilor Jeanne Maggio, who announced last week that she will not be running for re-election, isn’t leaving the Town Council arena just yet. Her comments in an interview that appear in this week’s Sun-Transcript in which she states that the Town Council should be reduced from nine to seven members are sure to...

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Phase One is Underway: Belle Isle Bridge Reconstruction Finally has Begun

August 25, 2011
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No one has to tell the commuters who use the Belle Isle Bridge to travel in and out of town that the demolition phase of the bridge reconstruction project has begun. There had been a slight delay with the FAA’s objection over the height of the crane so close to Logan Airport, but all...

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Senior Leaders, Experienced Juniors to Lead 2011 Vikings

August 25, 2011
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Training camp for the 2011 Winthrop Viking football team only began on Monday, but head coach Sean Driscoll and his staff already have an idea of the types of players they have and despite having just a handful of senior players with real game experience, Driscoll said he and his staff are excited about...

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Police Blotter 08-25-2011

August 25, 2011
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Monday, Aug. 15 10:16 a.m. – A parking ticket is issued to a vehicle owner for blocking a driveway on Wave Way Avenue. 11 a.m. – There is a report of three vehicles parked in the Delby’s Lot that have been there for days. All three vehicle owners received parking tickets for exceeding the...

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